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A Murdered Peace

A Murdered Peace

Book - 2018 | First Pegasus Books edition December 2018.
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It is deep winter in York, 1400, the ground frozen, the short days dimmed with the smoke from countless fires, the sun, when it shines, low in the sky. It is rumored that the Epiphany Uprising, meant to relieve the realm of the Henry the usurper and return King Richard to the throne has, instead, spelled his doom. As long as Richard lives, he is a threat to Henry. So, too, the nobles behind the plot. The ringleaders have been caught, some slaughtered as they fled west by folk loyal to Henry, and the king's men now search the towns for survivors. A perilous time, made worse for Kate Clifford by the disappearance of Berend, her cook and confidante, shortly after Christmas. Her niece saw his departure in a dream--he said he was honor bound to leave. Honor bound--to a former lord? One of the nobles who led the uprising? Is he alive? She is hardly consoled when Berend reappears, wounded, secretive, denying any connection to the uprising, but refusing to explain himself. When he is accused of brutally murdering a spice seller in the city, Kate discovers a chest of jewels in his possession. Some of the jewels belong to her old friend Lady Margery, wanted by the king for her husband's part in the uprising. For the sake of their long friendship, and the love she and her wards bear for him, Kate wants to believe his innocence. So, too, does Sir Elric. And he has the powerful backing of the Earl of Westmoreland. All she need do is confide in him. If only she trusted her heart.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2018.
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition December 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781681778624
Branch Call Number: ROBB
Characteristics: v, 296 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Murdered peace : a novel


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Aug 29, 2020

I highly recommend this novel and the author - love the book cover too. The story line and characters are so interesting and such a contrast to other historical fiction novels. I’ve loved Irish wolf hounds since i read about them in Cora Harrisons novels. I had to set aside my values around extra marital affairs in light of this period in time when the lead female character included a “guest house,” as one of her creative means of earning income. It seems the author is a prolific writer and I look forward to reading as many as I can track down in ebook format.

Nov 07, 2018

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